President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the staggered establishment of the four Colleges of Education to be converted into Federal Universities of Education.
He has also given approval for the establishment of two Federal Universities of Agriculture and two Federal Universities of Medical and Health Sciences and five Colleges of Education.
Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, Obilor-Duru Augustina Okechi, in a statement signed on Friday on behalf of the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, said this was in line with the present administration’s commitment to ensure continuity in governance and policy consistency.
She said the approved institutions for which the establishment process would commence immediately are: the Federal Universities, Federal University of Medical and Health Sciences, Kwale, Delta State; Federal University of Agriculture, Mubi, Adamawa State.
Colleges of Education converted to Federal Universities of Education are Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State and Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State.
The Colleges of Education are: Federal College of Education, Ilawe Ekiti, Ekiti State; Federal College of Education, Ididep, Ibiono, Akwa Ibom State and Federal College of Education (Technical), Yauri, Kebbi State.
“The establishment and conversion of these institutions is a further demonstration of President Tinubu’s Education for the Renewed Hope Agenda and will help in improving access to tertiary education in the country,” she stated.